About UCCS Graduate School

Welcome to the Graduate School

At one of the fastest-growing universities in Colorado and the U.S., you'll learn from our talented faculty in an environment designed for learning and student success – smaller class sizes than our peer institutions and the ability to connect one-on-one with your professors and instructors. You'll have every chance to grow and learn, expand your thinking in ways you never imagined and prepare for life after graduation and the career you've always dreamed about.

Yes, at UCCS, our academics are challenging, but if you're up for the challenge and a chance to succeed, we look forward to reviewing your application and hopefully seeing you on campus soon.

Our Mission

Our Mission

We believe students who are fully supported and engaged can focus on their educational goals to reach their highest potential. In everything we do we offer resources, create opportunities, and promote excellence so that UCCS provides an outstanding student experience.

We create an environment that is welcoming, supportive and collaborative. We provide service that is friendly, helpful and thorough-we will do the leg work so you don’t have to. When you interact with our office, we are clear in our communication to help you get to where you need to go. We are open to new ideas to develop best practices. We put energy into developing relationships inside and outside of UCCS to co-create mutually beneficial partnerships. We respect individuals and provide information, tools and support to help them explore their next adventure.

By working in this way, we promote responsible growth and quality educational experiences. As a result of all we do, we provide opportunities for professional development and student support to enhance student success.


Professional Development

Enhance the graduate student, staff, and faculty experiences by providing a variety of opportunities applicable to future endeavors.

Outreach & Recruitment

Support responsible growth by collaborating with various community and campus partners.

Student Support

Encourage student engagement through academic achievement, social and financial support.

Policy & Standards

Promote quality education by providing clear and consistent standards. Evaluate needs of the campus based on data and national trends.

Graduate School Strategic Plan